FTC: eShakti gave me this skirt for free to review.
Where Have I Been and What I’m Wearing
Hey Everybody! It has been a long time since I wrote a blog post, but I have been traveling and I was battling a bad cold. I really didn’t feel like writing blog posts while I was hacking up my lungs. Anyway. eShakti sent me this super cute lobster applique skirt back in February. I couldn’t take pictures of it because I was sick, but I tried it on and it fit.
FTC: I was given this bottle of Actually Organic Argan Oil for review. This is an honest review.
I love using oils on my skin and hair. When Actually Organic Argan Oiloffered me a free bottle to try, I was very excited. Not all argan oil is created equal. This particular brand is very good because it actually made from 100% pure and cold pressed argan oil from Africa. This isn’t the synthetic-kinda mixed with other questionable things type of oil. The owner of the company went to find the purest, best smelling oil. I have been using this oil for a month now. I use it on my cuticles, my hair, the corners of my eyes, my lips, and my elbows. I really have been getting my use out of this oil. I really talk about how I use the oil in the video below. The 4 ounce bottle of Actually Organic Argan Oil is on sale at Amazon for $23.99. I was actually given the 1 ounce bottle. It costs $11.99 and lasts a long time. After all I have been using it for, I still have a great deal of oil left. You really don’t need that much oil for each use. Check out hte video below for more.
The weather is finally starting to get cooler, and this is the time where my scalp starts to get itchy. I am so glad Canviiy showed up in my inbox with a free sample. Thank you Canviiy for the free sample. Y’all this product is so good. Canviiy is a combination of different oils and ingredients that, when used on the scalp with the easy to use applicator, stops the itch. It truly works. I tried the samples they gave me, and I was so amazed by it. I usually use tea tree oil to stop the itch, but Canviiy swears by their product and claim that it gives you a long-lasting scalp soothing sensation. Continue Reading
This is an honest review. I was gifted these boots from River Island.
I was recently contacted by someone fromRiver Island to check out their products. I had never shopped there before because they used to only carry straight sizes and I am plus sized. A while ago the British retailer introduced plus sizes to their product line. They come in sizes 14-24, and are actually really cute. That isn’t much of a surprise considering how fashionable the straight size line is. Continue Reading
First off I want to say thank you to Olga Intimate’s for sending me this lovely box of goodies from their new Flirty Collection. Even though I was sent these lovely items, this is a true review. If you aren’t familiar with the Olga Flirty Collection yet, please read the rest of this post and check out the video. Olga Intimates has a new line of lingerie out for plus size women called the Flirty Collection. I was sent a few items from the collection and decided to do a video below to give you my first impressions on this #FearlesslyFlirty line.
I haven’t tried my pieces on yet, but I honestly can’t wait to try them out. The fabrics feel great, the straps looks sturdy, and most of the bras are smoothing. They panty seemed comfortable too. I am usually not that big into lingerie. I just want something functional that fits. Most of the time, being a full figured bra wearer, it is hard for me to even find affordable bras that don’t cost under $60. I did find one bra brand at Walmart that sells cheaper, surprisingly well made bras, but the secret is out on them. Now when I go to Walmart, they are almost always sold out, or I have to fight through a mess on the racks to find what I want. They also rarely sell those bras on their website. With these bras, panties, and babydoll slips from Olga, I don’t have to do that. The Olga Flirty collection is affordable and readily available now online and in stores. Check below for details. Photos from Olga.
Thanks to BrandBacker and Valentia, I was recently given the chance to try the Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum. I have used and reviewed another Valentia product before and loved it. When I was asked to try this product, I was very excited because I know they have some really good products. The Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum is another keeper.
I decided to collaborate with fellow beauty blogger/vlogger Luv Mika to share four affordable conditioners for detangling natural hair. I love Luv Mika’s videos and Instagram. She has a wealth of knowledge that I couldn’t wait to let my readers know about. I hope you all will subscribe to her channel and blog. Also please follow her on her Instagram page because she has awesome beauty and product reviews and fashion posts on there. I love her outfit posts. because she is really good at thrifting. I don’t know how she does it, but she needs to teach me her ways.
ASOS is an amazing store. I love all of the brands that they have on the website, but my favorite is ASOS Curve. Today’s video is about ASOS Curve and some of the other features on the ASOS website that I really like. ASOS is known for their trendy and edgy clothing. Their own plus size label, ASOS Curve, is known for the same.
Hey everyone! I hope you all are ready for the weekend! I decided to do a virtual shop tour of Forever 21 . Forever 21 is an amazing addition to Forever 21. When Forever 21 first launched their plus size line as Faith 21, I wasn’t felling it. Now I love it. Renamed Forever 21 Plus, this fast fashion plus size line is trendy and affordable. Forever 21 generally goes up to a size 3X. They don’t have While I wish these clothes occupied a larger portion of their physical store, they have a lot of options of cute clothes to choose from online. Today’s video is going to show that. Check it and a few of my favorite items out below. Continue Reading
So you guys know I am doing these shop tour videos? Last week I took you all to Witch Worldwide, and this week I am taking you all to Ashley Stewart. Ashley Stewart is a great store for plus size women. I like them because I think you can find a great variety of clothes there for different occasions. You can see that in the video below. I like that Ashley Stewart is one of those stores that caters to the plus size woman with a variety of items as well. They have lingerie, shoes, accessories, and more. This shop tour video shows the webstore, but you can also click the store locator link on the website to find a physical store near you.
Have you been looking for some plus size wrap dresses? I have. They have been my new obsession since I wore one to a wedding last year. A lot of people love how flattering they look. I like how comfortable they are. I also like how they make me look really curvy. I usually wear more fluid and loose things, but wrap dresses are tight at the top and loose on the bottom, so I can be sexy and comfy at the same time. I also don’t wear Spanx when I wear dresses like this because… I can’t stand tight things on my body and because the bottom of the dress just flows so freely.
Are you ready to check out my first virtual shop tour featuring Witch Worldwide? I decided that I was going to do little virtual tours of stores that are either exclusively plus size or sell some plus size items. I think it is important to talk about these different stores because the plus size market has grown a lot since I first started blogging in 2009. There are a lot of different options available. While there still could be more options available, it is a start.
Would you like to know how I save with health, beauty, and wellness Groupons? Yes. You. Do. A few months ago I taught you all how to save with Groupon Coupon, now I want you to know about Groupon’s main website. I know a lot of people have heard about and used Groupon, but I was surprised to see how many hadn’t down either of those things. A few days ago, a few of my sorority sisters and I planned a girl’s night out. Some of them used Groupon for the very first time when we bought our wine and paint class. I was shocked.
I was so grateful to receive a full sized sample of the Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask. This mask was sooooo good. It smelled so fragrant when I opened the jar up. I couldn’t help myself. I just took another whiff of the mask. Like right now. I sniffed it. It is $25 on Amazon, and is a Prime item.
This mask dried my oily skin up. When I was done with the mask, my skin looked bright, clean, and very clear. It didn’t look anything like the hot greasy mess that walked into the bathroom earlier. The mask is supposed to be used for 15-20 minutes, and all you have to do is use the tiniest amount. I have a feeling that the 4 oz. jar is going to last me a long time.
This post for Groupon Coupons is a sponsored post. This is an honest review. All opinions are mine.
If you know me, then you know that I like to save money. One of the ways I do that is by clipping coupons and downloading store apps for the stores that I frequent. Now I have a new saving tool in my arsenal- Groupon Coupons. Groupon Coupons is an excellent tool for saving money because you can go on the website and print out printable store coupons, or get all the online codes for your favorite stores.
I recently received the And I Don’t Care: Whipped Hair & Body Moisturizing Butter from Heritage 1933, and it is another winner. This $30 whipped product works great on both the hair and the body and is made from natural ingredients. Heritage 1933 is a company that is trying to empower women. For ever purchase, the company will give free hair care products to women and children in need. They also have other bath, beauty, and hair products on their website. Make sure you check out their body scrubs and kinky curly weave.
As you may remember from a few months ago, I am now a paid subscriber for the Beautycon Box. I love these boxes and recently did a video and blog post about my first Beautycon Box– The Bethany Mota themed box. They give you over $100 worth of products and gift cards to awesome stores. This box was curated by YouTube beauty guru and internet phenom Grav3yardGirl.
I found out about the #BeautyConBFF beauty box on Snapchat-follow me at thefatandskinny- and decided to get one to unbox for you! Honestly…let’s be all the way real here. I saw what was in the box and said, “OK BeautyCon! Take my money!!!!” So they did. They took it all, but I can’t even be mad at them. Inside my box are items from Nike, Colourpop, Garnier, Maybelline, and more!
Where would we be without ASOS and ASOS Curve plus size work pants? I haven’t done a Currently Craving blog post in while and suddenly got inspired by a conversation in one of my favorite Facebook groups. The ladies of the groups were discussing how hard it is to find pantsuits and decent, professional looking workwear in general. If it is hard for straight size women to find decent workwear, imagine how hard it is for plus sized women. Cue ASOS.